How do we live faithfully in a country becoming more and more hostile to our faith in Christ?
Like the Israelites in Babylon, we must find a way to maintain our faith in the midst of a pagan culture. But that requires we answer two crucial questions:
- How did we get here?
- How do we prepare for the dark and difficult days ahead?
In The Church in Babylon, Dr. Lutzer answers both of these questions. He will walk you through the many parallels between the church in America and God’s people in Babylon, and embolden you to be a gospel witness. You’ll be encouraged not to compromise your faith even when under constant pressure from all corners of society. And more than all this you will have a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ, as you consider the biblical role of those in exile.
- Practical wisdom for the church today
Practical wisdom on the situation of today's church in America, and how we should face it. Luther has much wisdom from the Bible, in serving the church and people, and about life. He talks about all the political and social problems affecting the church while never leaving the Lord's presence.
The reader of the book is just outstanding. It is like he is sitting at dinner with you talking to you. No hint of harshness, giddiness or too much emotion. He must have been in the Spirit and in the spirit of Lutzer's writing to do such a job.
Once criticism I have is when Lutzer talks about not taking the cross. He adds to his many wonderful examples, the example of preaching that works are in any way involved in salvation. I still give the book a 5, and have no trouble disagreeing with the author on some things and still give it the highest rating.